CS Lewis' book The Four Loves was a fantastic find at audible.com. I've spent the last few months reading/listening to CS Lewis' major works but to be able to hear the authors own voice speak so eloquently on love was truly an unforgettable #audible book experience. I have heard pastors before speak on the different types of love before but as always CS Lewis does it best.
I love and admire CS Lewis and have pretty much read his entire body of work. The four Loves is by far his weakest work. The section on "Philia" is particularly lame. A lot of free floating notions built on nothing more than his own experience.
I didn't read the print version, but I loved that this was a recording of CS Lewis directly. It was completely awesome to know what the writer sounds like and to hear such an amazing theologen speaking.
Learning how all the loves intertwine as well as the differences between them. It breaks down love to the point where you can understand things like loving your enemy verses those who you love with feeling.
There were no characters.
No, this book did not make me laugh or cry, but rather just helped to open my eyes to the dynamic of love. I also wish English had various words to break down this single word that has so many meanings.
I would listen to the four loves again because the substance of the book is solid.
The four loves is one of the best works of C.S. Lewis. He is very informative in this book and not at all out of his philosophical depth as in "The abolition of man". He provides good insights and clarifications as well as warnings. So i would most compare the four loves to "Mere Christianity".
In a sermon on transposition (found in "The weight of glory") Lewis gives a very helpful analogy whcih begins with the fact that since there are more vowel sounds then there are vowels in our alphabet some vowels must make more than one sound. He would do well to remember this when he speaks as his pronunciation of many words is frightful. My mind always cringed when he would pronounce Agape as Ahh-guh-pee. However this can be overlooked since his topic is so well covered and he is so very British.
Very eclectic when it comes to books & music.
Hearing Lewis read the book himself!
I really can't think of one at the moment.
Again, hearing Lewis read the book himself.
Finding different ways to love.
As a Classical Greek minor, I was a little disappointed that Lewis (a Greek scholar himself) only discussed four words for love in Greek. There are at least seven that I'm aware of. Despite this flaw, however, I highly recommend this audiobook, even though I'm an Atheist. :)
I think it should be "read" by everyone alive to day
Learning about Love being everywhere and shared by all.
Lewis is incredibly gifted and is able to share his gift with all enjoy and share
To think Lewis and "JRR Tolkein"were friends. It makes me shake.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
I think i would have prefered the book without chuck colson's narration. The material was very interesting to me a born again believer but for someone who doesn't believe i wouldn't recommend this book.
Yes. Love is a mystery and Lewis is able to make the subject tangible and relevant. By breaking the concept into distinct categories, he gives the reader ways to enhance their participation and appreciation of this distinctly human experience.
He is knows for his scholarly approach to spiritual topics. His reading brings in the humanity and really makes me wish that there existed more of his recordings.
Realizing that there is a lot to love in this life. I liked his reference to recognizing love in just hearing your dog wag its tail and appreciating the sound of it hitting the floor. In this life, sometimes I miss noticing how much I am surrounded by the things I love because I am too consumed by the demands of the day.